These dams are major attraction of tourists from all over India.Some facts about the Indian dams are: Tehri dam is the eighth highest dam in the world.Bhakra Nangal is the largest dam in India, with a height of 225 meters and second largest Dam in Asia.Its reservoir, known as the “Gobind Sagar Lake” it is the second largest reservoir in India, the first being Indira Sagar dam.The 1.6 km long with 26 gates dam was symbol of modern India’s architectural and technological triumphs over nature.
The dam is meant to benefit the 4 major states of India Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India, With a height of 261 meters and the eighth tallest dam in the world.
The high rock and earth-fill embankment dam first phase was completed in 2006 and other two phases are under construction.
The Hirakud Reservoir is 55 km long used as multipurpose scheme intended for flood control, irrigation and power generation.
It was one of the major multipurpose river valley project after Independence.
After independence we have made lots of progress in dams and water reservoirs, Now India is one of the world’s most prolific dam-builders.